[cairo] Any alternatives to libgs DEVICE=cairo for reading PS into a cairo surface?

John Ellson ellson at research.att.com
Fri Sep 14 15:53:39 PDT 2012

On 09/14/2012 06:49 PM, Adrian Johnson wrote:
> On 15/09/12 07:46, John Ellson wrote:
>> Behdad at one time wrote a cairo device for libgs (ghostscript).
>> I had written a plugin for graphviz that successfully used this device
>> to import PS images as node shapes in graphs.
>> According to:
>>      http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=690009
>> this device was dropped from libgs .
>> I've opened a new bug to the ghostscript folks:
>>     http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=693335
>> but I was wondering if anyone on this list could suggest an alternative
>> technique
>> for loading PS images on to a cairo surface?
> Use ps2pdf to convert to PDF then poppler-glib to render to a cairo surface.
Cumbersome .... but I'll investigate how poppler-glib does it, thanks.

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